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From Cortlandt Winters <c...@cortwinters.net>
Subject Re: anyone use Flex Component Kit for Flash?
Date Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:04:03 GMT
Yes. It used to be fairly clunky and very error prone, probably from the
two using different compilers by default that could easily get out of synch
with so many sdk versions out there (or at least that is my initial guess
as to why), but at least as of Flash cs5.5 and flex 4.6 it has become
pretty nice and a core part of my workflow. I can't imagine doing either
flex or flash development without doing it just as David describes here.
It's much easier, more efficient and natural than breaking things up into
pieces and then importing and reassembling them in flex.

Without catalyst and with design mode going away, I'd bet that this is the
most popular method for bringing complex visuals into flex. Expanding on
these capabilities to make exporting flex themes easier is probably the
best feature that the flash ide could focus on in their next release imho.

I recenty showed a friend how to do it and though there were a lot of
little mysterious finicky steps to make sure things were exported correctly
and using the correct package names the first time, once it worked, he was
pretty excited about how simple and repeatable the process was in the end.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM, David Coleman <
david_coleman_007@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I recently oversaw development of a game that heavily used fla->swc->flex.
>  Lots of fancy animations and stuff were done in an FLA, then exported to
> an SWC with class names etc... and then a Flex4.6 app was wrapped around
> them providing application logic, and facebook integration.  Don't know if
> this is relevant to you, but the game was released recently (has a ton of
> users) and is: https://apps.facebook.com/houseoffun/
> It's not common in my experience, but it is a path that *is* taken often
> enough to be of mention.
> -Dave
> > From: cframpto@adobe.com
> > To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:17:04 -0700
> > Subject: anyone use Flex Component Kit for Flash?
> >
> > Does anyone use the the flash/flex integration feature (aka the Flex
> Component Kit for Flash) that allows you to create components with Adobe
> Flash Professional and export them for use with Flex?
> >
> > See
> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/mx/flash/UIMovieClip.html
> >
> > Pre-Flex 4 the Flex Component Kit for Flash was available as a separate
> download but Flex 4 shipped with it in
> frameworks/projects/flash-integration.  Unfortunately there are binaries in
> this directory.
> >
> > Carol

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